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Recommended material – school year 2015/2016

In order to facilitate your work as a teacher we have created from the material produced by the Commission and other EU institutions a list with the best teaching material about the EU for primary and secondary schoolchildren. A group of educational experts from across Europe has selected this material. The list includes brochures and booklets, online games, posters, websites, cartoons, slides and videos. The material is also available in the other official EU languages.

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All about the EU

Ages 9 to 12
Brochure

Full of interesting facts and colourful illustrations, this booklet gives a lively overview of Europe and explains briefly what the EU is and how it works.
There is also an accompanying online game.

2014

Ages 12 to 15
Pamphlet

'Europe in a nutshell' focuses on the basics: What is Europe about? How did the EU develop? What does it do today? The Pamphlet gives the broader picture, combining geographical, historical, cultural and political perspectives, each part being presented on one page for easy printing. It is accompanied by a teachers' guide.

2015

Ages 15 and over
Brochure

Who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? All of these questions and more are broached here. The brochure is aimed at students aged between 13 and 18, and offers them the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The brochure is accompanied by a teachers’ guide.

2014

Ages 15 and over
Presentation slides

These slides can be used by teachers to make a powerpoint presentation about the EU. Each slide provides some simple facts or keywords in a style that can be easily understood by an audience with no prior knowledge of the EU. They explain key figures, policies and how the EU works and provide basic information on issues such as EU enlargement, the treaties and the EU symbols.

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Brochure and Website

Do you want to find out about how the EU works? Then look no further! This is where you can find out all you need to know on how the various institutions work, how the EU takes decisions and who is involved. Find out for example who sets the agenda and who must agree to new proposals before they become law throughout the EU.

2014

Energy & Environment

Ages 9 to 12
Brochure and Website

This publication offers fascinating facts about Europe’s bird migration, biodiversity, plus ideas for what children can do themselves to protect the natural environment. It also features a ‘story book’ built around children’s own observations which invites young readers to make their own contributions.

2014

Ages 12 to 15
Brochure

"Our Planet, our Future", explains what the European Union is doing to tackle one of the greatest problems facing mankind today and how we can all do our bit to fight climate change. The magazine includes a section on science and interviews with students, as well as information on what's happening across the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to our changing climate. Read all about it!

2015

Economy & Trade

Ages 15 and over
Booklet

The guide presents basic facts about the euro. It gives a short history of the euro, its reasons for coming into existence and the benefits it offers. You will find an illustrated timeline at the end of the guide detailing the most significant events that have marked the euro's existence so far.

2015

Consumer rights

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

Empower your students with the practical consumer skills they need for real life! The Consumer Classroom website contains a host of resources to inspire teachers – on issues from social media to citizenship and consumer rights. It also allows teachers to build lessons online and share them with students, and to swap tips with other teachers through an EU-wide online community.

This website is regularly updated.